Paris is one of the fashion capitals of the world and a culturally rich city. It is home to iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Champs-Elysées, and world-famous museums such as the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay. Make sure to pack your chicest outfits, but do so with the heat in mind. Summers can get uncomfortably hot. Another concern are pickpockets in high-tourist areas. Prepare for a decent amount of walking by packing a carry-on and comfortable shoes.
Pack the Right Stuff for your Trip to Paris
Fashionable yet functional, staying comfortable in the summer heat
Summers can get uncomfortably hot in the city. Pack stylish pieces made with lightweight fabrics and light layers to transition in and out of air-conditioned museums. Accessories such as sunglasses and a silk scarf double up for fashion and function!
Don’t be a hero, choose stylish yet comfortable shoes to see the sights on foot
First rule in Paris: always be chic. Rule number two: be smart with your footwear choices. Opt for stylish flat shoes over heels as you’ll be walking everywhere, and you’ll want to be comfortable in order to make it through the day.
Put heavier items at the bottom of your suitcase (where the wheels are) so it’s easier to roll.
Be aware of pickpockets in crowded areas
There’s a high concentration of pickpockets in touristy areas such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Champs-Elysées, and Sacre Coeur. Secure your valuables in a cross-body bag or a bag with zipper closure; an additional flap closure adds double security.
Carry-on around town with ease
Travel light with a small carry-on spinner bag because getting to and from your lodgings will require navigating the Paris Métro and maybe a few cobblestoned streets. You also might encounter quite a few buildings in Paris that don’t have elevators which means you’ll have to walk up flights of stairs with your luggage.